Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian.
She is of Norwegian from her paternal grandfather , Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
She then furthered her studies, majoring in theater.
In explaining her motivation to pen the deeply revealing book, Ward said she felt inspired by the huge support she received from fans of mainstream television and the adult world alike and knew she had the potential to write a memoir that would allow her to freely tell her story without fear of judgment from anyone.
Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading.